MOOCs Coming to the Arab World

Posted on November 13, 2013 by Tadween Editors | 0 comments

The growing phenomenon of MOOCs (massive open online courses) is no longer contained to the English language. After announcing partnerships that will create MOOCs in Chinese and in French, EdX recently announced that it will be partnering with the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development to offer Arabic-language MOOCs.

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Education in the Arab World

Posted on October 25, 2013 by Tadween Editors | 0 comments

With a series of articles that range in focus from universities in the Gulf to Hezbollah’s private schooling, the Financial Times released a special report on 20 October 2013 highlighting education in the Arab world. Unfortunately, the Financial Times is under a paywall, where users can only access up to eight articles a month unless they pay a subscription fee. As there are ten articles in the special report, above the restricted limit for free users, Tadween has created a roundup of the articles with links to the original pieces.

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Universities Missing in Action in a New Egyptian Literary Wave

Posted on August 20, 2013 by Tadween Editors | 0 comments

By Daria Solovieva

One Friday night in the spring at El Sawy Culturewheel center in the Zamalek neighborhood of Cairo, a small crowd gathered around Amira Hassan El Desoki, jostling for her attention.

The Culturewheel, a former garbage dump turned cultural hub, was holding its first writer’s festival. Some of the featured writers were still teenagers. A crowd of eager young people from across Egypt were waiting for authors like El Desoki to sign their books and speak about their work.

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هكذا أُفسِدت الجامعة في تونس

Posted on June 06, 2013 by Tadween Editors | 0 comments

بكّار غَريب

لا تستقيم نظرية أنّ الجامعة في تونس شكّلت قوة ضاربة واعية للثورة، من خلال التعبئة المزعومة لطلابها، بفضل تأهيلهم للتحليل النقدي لمجتمعهم. على العكس من ذلك تماماً، لم تعد الجامعة التونسية، ومنذ أعوام التسعينيات، مساحة للنقاش ولتعريف الطلاب بالسياسة والمواطنية. فقد نجح النظام السابق، إلى حدّ بعيد، في إبعاد الكتلة الطلابية عن السياسة. ثم أدى قرار إغراق الجامعة بأكبر عدد ممكن من الطلاب منذ منتصف أعوام التسعينيات، الى إيجاد بطالة مكثفة بين حمَلَة الشهادات العليا.

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Re-imagining Education in Egypt

Posted on May 31, 2013 by Tadween Editors | 0 comments


When the system is not working, sometimes it is better to take things into your own hands. In Egypt, some entrepreneurs are doing just that by experimenting with new frameworks in education in order to combat the deficiencies of Egyptian classrooms.

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